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Christine Bundy Christine Bundy was born on April 22, 1922, in Robertson County, Texas, and died peacefully at her home that she loved on the morning of March 26, 2010, with her husband of 63 years by her side. She was the youngest of seven children born to Ivy Melinda and William Pack. She is predeceased by her three brothers and three sisters. Chris moved to Hearne, Texas, when she was four years of age and graduated from Hearne High in l940. She had a beautiful voice and sang and traveled with a group of high school friends, bringing her musical talents to all who heard her voice. She was named "Miss America of Hearne". Upon graduation she worked for Dr. T.A. Searcy for four years. In l944 she moved to Austin into a two-story boarding house at 12th and Colorado near the State Capitol. She met the love of her life in that boarding house, a young University of Texas Engineering student named Farland Clay Bundy. She lived upstairs-he lived downstairs. They had a storybook courtship and married July 9, l948. They had three daughters in quick succession, Linda, Lissa and Leah. Mom was born to be an exceptional mother, wife and grandmother. She was a strikingly beautiful woman who made lifelong friends with ease. Her great passions in life were her sweetheart, her home, her daughters, her grandchildren, ballroom dancing, dinner parties with friends, helping others and anything Christmas. She is survived by her loving husband, Farland; her daughters, Linda Thompson of St. John's, Newfoundland, Melissa Duckworth of Austin and Leah Sparks of Austin. She is also survived by her three sons-in-law, Dr. Laurence Thompson, Roy Duckworth and Mike Sparks. Chris had seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. They are Faye Thompson and husband Marc Lemieux of Kingston, Ontario, Dr. Andrew Thompson, wife Sandra- Lynn Shortall and daughter Iris Isabella of Vancouver, British Columbia, Lesley Thompson and partner, Ben Jackson of Halifax, Novia Scotia, Clay Duckworth, wife Mollie Duckworth and daughter, Addison Leigh of Austin, Dr. Katharine Duckworth and husband Daniel Prochnow of Greensboro, North Carolina, and San Antonio, Texas, Lauren Sparks of New York City and Kelley Sparks of Austin. The family would like to thank special caregivers Maria Norman, Cindy Stasney and Heather Hamilton for their devotion and loving care they gave to Mom, and to Hospice Austin for their care and professionalism. Services will be held at Tarrytown United Methodist Church on Exposition Boulevard, Austin, Texas at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to Tarrytown United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice. Be like the bird, that passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet she sings, knowing that she hath wings..... Victor Hugo Obituary and guestbook available online at http://www.wcfish.com

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Mar. 28, 2010
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